Making Waves

I hope you've been enjoying all the fabulous inspiration so far during our blog blitz!

Making Waves

I've got a card for the guys today using the new Marina Sailboats dies and Sparkle Burst Stars.

I really went for a masculine feel by using wood paper for the tag, boat and waves.  I just love those wood grain lines on the sails of the boat!

Wood Sailboat Closeup

There are two wave dies in the Marina set and I used both of them to create my waves and then coloured it with a Copic marker.

Micro Bead Sun

For the sun, I used part of the Sparkle Burst Stars die.  I coloured a piece of paper with an orange Copic, added dry adhesive to the coloured side and adhered it behind the sun die cut so that it would be sticky and I added clear micro beads to the sticky area to give the sun a bit of texture and shine.

Wooden Sailboat Tag

Thanks for joining me today and remember to stop by twice a day until January 27th to see all the new dies in action and for your chance to win one of the newly released dies.

Leave a comment on this post by January 31st for your chance to win the Marina Sailboats dies.

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Love those waves! You have created a marvelous card. Can't wait to get these dies.

So great to see a guy card! They are so hard for me. I'm more a girly type stamper so am happy to see this wonderful card. Love the wood grain on the sails & the colors you used.

I love this--the clean and simple design is wonderful!! I love the colors, the dies, everything about this card!! Thanks so much!! :)

Terrific idea to use wood paper for the sailboat. It contrasts very nicely with the background and just gives the whole thing a feeling of elegance. Love this.

What a great masculine card.

love the design and the woodgrain is awesome!

oh the thoughts of summer!!! Love it!!

Hi Sue,
What a great card for your favorite sailor (or wannabe!) The wood paper is beautiful and takes everything to a new level! Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration with us!

I live on a coastal city and this die absolutely fits right in with my community!

Fantastic card, love this sailboat die, Cathy x

Love your idea to use wood veneer! And this boat die is awesome. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

This card is so refreshing and reminds me of summer at the marina, San Francisco Bay. The Marina Sailboats die and the Sparkle Burst dies, really made this card. I find male cards are so difficult to design at times, but these dies inspire me with many ideas and uses for male cards.

Love how you made the sun!!

Great idea! The boats are so cool!

WOW both the boat and the waves look amazing...I think this die set would look amazing in a 3 D project or pop up card

Perfect guy card!

Wow! Great card, Sue!

This card is fabulous and I love all the wood tones!

I love these marina sail boats, they are brilliant.
Your card is so inspiring, thank you so much for sharing

wonderful card!


Cute card, love the new dies.

Wonderful card, Sue!

Adventur wonderful Ahoy! Beautiful card.


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